"Every new American - every young American - is like an immigrant. Every new American should learn about the country, should be acculturated (to use an old-fashioned, possibly discredited word). This is true whether the new American comes from across a border or out of a native-born womb. (Sorry for that slightly cringe-making phrase.) If we thought of our children as immigrants, of a kind, in need of acculturation - we would all be better off. "
METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.